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Monday, November 22, 2004

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
From Earth to Stars: Interiors and Evolution of Planets
Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
1 Le Conte Hall


8 a.m.
Human Resource
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Modeling Human Breast Cancer by Somatic Mutations of the p53 and Brca1 genes in Mice
Eva Y. H.P. Lee, UC Irvine
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions: Hot Apple French Toast with Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese Scallion & Potato Scramble with Sausage Patty
Market Carvery: Pork Chile Verde
The Fresh Grille: Double Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger with Fries
Mahi Mahi with Rice & Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

SHARES Campaign:
Just Three Days Left

Only three days remain in the SHARES campaign, which ends this Wednesday. SHARES supports Berkeley Lab's commitment to reach out to surrounding communities and help organizations that depend largely on donations. Donors can commit contributions through a website that allows employees to select charities, choose a method of payment — payroll deduction, check or credit card — and disburse funds among the charities. Forms are also available in Building 65. As of Nov. 19, 61 people have donated a total of $17,175.


19 Lab Drivers Earn
Safe Driving Credits

A total of 19 bus, truck and fleet drivers were honored recently in Berkeley Lab's 49th Annual Safe Driver's Award Program.  Each driver who has not had a preventable vehicle accident — in this case, during the calendar year 2003 — received a certificate for one year of credit towards his or her safe driver record.  At every 5-year credit interval, the safe drivers earn a spot cash award. Within the three groups honored, the cumulative years of safety credits is 176. To be in the program, employees need to drive at least 50 percent time as a part of their job duties. To see a list of the 18 bus drivers, 10 truck drivers and the fleet operations drivers who earned certificates, go here.


Congress Agrees on
DOE Science Funding

This weekend, Congress passed the FY 2005 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which funds the Department of Energy, including the Office of Science. At approximately $3.63 billion, the appropriated level is about $197 million more than the Administration wanted. All scientific program areas within the Office of Science realized a portion of this increase, including an additional $30 million for Advanced Scientific Computing Research. The Energy and Water bill's passage hinged on a compromise reached last week to fund Yucca Mountain at last year's level of $577 million.

Tips for 'Sandwich
Generation' Staff

Emmanuel Gomez from UC Berkeley's Tang Center will facilitate a workshop on Thursday, Dec. 2, for "sandwiched" employees who provide care for both children and elders. He will offer tips on reducing stress and provide references to community resources. The event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Building 66-316. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 30. Go here to sign up (ASD 9028).

Retraining for Laser
Safety Now Online

Laser Safety Retraining can now be done online. The website includes a presentation of the material and a test. Upon passing the test, course credit will automatically be recorded in the Lab's training database and employee training profiles will be updated. Laser safety retraining (EHS 0281) is required every three years. Go here to access the course.

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